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Navigating the Labyrinth

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Navigating the Labyrinth : for chamber orchestra / Andrián Pertout.

Also known as: Navegando el laberinto

by Andrián Pertout (2002)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, 2 horns in F, trumpet in B flat, trombone, percussion (1 player), piano, strings (
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    Performance by Orquesta de Cámara de Chile, Rodolfo Fischer from the CD La flor en la colina

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Navigating the Labyrinth was composed as a special dedication to Australian composer Brenton Broadstock, and intended as one of the pieces to be performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Warwick Stengards) for a CD release celebrating the work of Melbourne composers - a compilation album featuring new or extant works for String Orchestra by Brenton Broadstock, Stuart Greenbaum, Johanna Selleck, Linda Kouvaras, Kevin Purcell, Peter Sullivan, Katy Abbott, and Andrián Pertout. To even begin to understand the significance of the labyrinth in this work, one must turn to the noble life of the modern composer and attempt to picture his or her eternal struggle between the ailments of passion and monetary responsibility. This is where the labyrinth begins its treacherous relationship with the composer, and also where the composer learns the art of turning the other cheek when struck hard by the sad truths of artistic life. The labyrinth nevertheless continues on with its resolve to sabotage the path, adopting a strategy founded on psychological intimidation, and in response to this threat a sixth sense emerges within the composer's psyche, with 'navigating the labyrinth' consequently assumed as part of a daily survival ritual.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (63p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 7 mins, 25 sec.

Dedicated to Brenton Broadstock

Commission info: Arranged for the Tatarstan Chamber Orchestra (Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia)

First performance by Tatarstan Chamber Orchestra, Anna Gulishambarova — 18 Sep 19. 15th ‘Europe-Asia’ International Festival of New Music, Saydashev Grand Concert Hall, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia

Composer's no.: 385C.

Includes programme notes (in English, Spanish and Russian) and performance notes.

The work involves octatonic scales.

Revised November 2019.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Nov 19.

ISMN: 979-0-67311-386-2

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Score [ePDF]: Navigating the Labyrinth : for chamber orchestra [eScore] / Andrián Pertout.

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Parts: Navigating the Labyrinth : for chamber orchestra / Andrián Pertout.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- String orchestra
- String ensembles


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